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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Texas State is an above-average public university located in San Marcos, Texas in the Austin Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 28,180 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Texas State acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 54% of students, Texas State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,300.
About Texas State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666
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Texas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,647/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,472/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,059/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,966/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,505/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,543/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.352 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.384 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.384 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,180Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 259 responses
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  • Diverse
    39%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Average
    12%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Different
    6%
  • Young
    6%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.460 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.557 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 279 responses
Report
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    33%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    13%
  • Great Education in a great location
    11%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    9%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    9%
  • A good introduction into university life
    8%
  • Party school
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.253 responses
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Texas State University Reviews

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This is the 3rd university I have attended, and I LOVE IT! The professors have been amazing, I even look forward to class discussions and take pride in all of my papers because the topics are both interesting and highly informative. The campus itself is kept pristine, with both some older features and brand new ones. It's a little hard if you have classes across campus, but you can just barely make it in time. Every advisor I have spoken with (study abroad, advisors by major, and financial aid) have been friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful even in the short amounts of time you spend with them. There are a million different campus organizations you could join, although I haven't been in any. And tuition is pretty average for a Texas 4-year university. All in all, if you're considering Texas State, go.
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I have had a great three years here so far. The students here are friendly and TXST has many on-campus organizations to choose from! This is how I met most of my friends and received many connections for my major. There are a lot of food options to choose from and Harris Dining Hall was my favorite go-to freshman year. Most of my professors have been helpful and easy to talk to. There are also so many helpful studying tools such as SLAC, The Writing Center, and Supplemental Instructions. The thing that all students can agree on is parking on-campus and traffic driving in San Marcos needs to be fixed. Thankfully, it seems they are slowly fixing trafficking throughout the city.
I loved Texas State's campus! It was very spacious and from what I saw, it had a very diverse campus along with many friendly faces. Pulling up to the campus, I had an easy time finding my way around as everything was clearly marked. Their main hall was very eye-catching and clean which I very much enjoyed. Our tour guides took the time to make sure that my group and I weren't confused on anything, clarifying all questions. The food was okay just as any normal college campus’ food would be. I enjoyed the bookstore very much as well. They had different items that were affordable to me and my peers along with a wide variety of things. Overall, I had a very good time on Texas State’s campus.